To reiterate, on 1 November 2005, the UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution establishing the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, choosing 27 January - the day of liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious death camp in the enslaved Europe in 1945. In this Resolution, the UN General Assembly urged all member states to honour the memory of the victims and to encourage the development of education programmes on the history of the Holocaust, thus showing resolve in helping to prevent the repetition of this crime in the future.
Respecting the initiative of the Jewish Community of Montenegro and the Conclusion of the Mixed commission for monitoring the implementation of the Agreement on regulating relations of common interest between the Government of Montenegro and the Jewish Community in Montenegro on the marking of this significant date, the Committee on Human Rights and Freedoms and the Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Sports are organising the Conference; its purpose, along with paying tribute to the millions of innocent victims, is to contribute to the raising of awareness of young generations against the racist hatred so as not to repeat similar events.
It was planned for the participants in this conference to join the campaign #WeRemember whose goal is to raise awareness on the Holocaust and all forms of xenophobia and genocide.
In addition to MPs, members of two committees, the President of the Parliament and members of the Collegium of the President of the Parliament, the invitees to this event include the following: representative of the Institution of the Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Federation of Associations of Veterans of the People's Liberation War and the Anti-fascists of Montenegro, as well as the Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Montenegro Mr Ari Edelkopf, representatives of the Jewish Community of Montenegro and the Embassy of Israel to Montenegro.